Toilet seats, pet toys and money are some of the dirtiest items in our life environment and we all know that, but, what if we tell you that your keyboard may be also great source of dirt.
Bacteria are single-celled organisms that are not visible for naked eye. The oldest are incurred before about 3.5 billion years, and the the most numerous organisms on our planet. Some of them are very useful to man, and some may cause major problems in the functioning of our body causing many diseases.
Do you know that on your keyboard, especially on keyboards on public places such as internet cafes or hotels, can be found almost 20,000 times more bacteria than on the average toilet seat, while on the computer mouse there are near 40,000 times more germs than the toilet handle.
Survey conducted by the organization CBT Nuggets in Oregon, showed the presence of several different types of bacteria including certain organisms which are associated with food poisoning, as well as gram-positive bacilli that can cause strep infection for example.
Also, series of tests which were conducted in London offices, found out that 10 percent of keyboards are positive for bacteria which is responsible for food poisoning – Escherichia coli and staphylococcus.
The main cause of soiling the keyboard is the fact that people very often eat breakfast, snacks or any other meal in front of computers and the remains of food which fell into the keyboard affects the development of millions of bacteria. The cause can also be a bad personal hygiene, such as forgetting to wash hands after going to the bathroom for example.
So, from now on, in case you didn’t pay attention before, when it comes for your keyboard, start to clean your PC and laptop, to maintain them clean and disinfect and also pay attention on your personal hygiene.